VOID @ St John on Bethnal Green, London 21 June – 7 July 2016
Artists: Louise Beer, Jane Grisewood, John Hooper, Rebecca Huxley, Melanie King, Joshua Space and Sarah Sparkes. Talk from Chris Welch, Professor of Space
Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
My Black on Black: series of 22 drawings plus one wall hanging explore darkness, blackness – the void – through different black paints on black paper (31 x 31 each/ installation 190 x 126cm; wall hanging 250 x 150cm). Black Hole series: 20 photographs present a typology of voids found in numerous locations around the world (21 x 21cm each / installation 164 x 135cm). Blacker than Black: The optical black surface was developed specially for space telescopes and satellites as it absorbs almost all light (30 x 30cm) .
Art in a Bookshell @ Milton Gallery26 February – 17 March 2015 A survey of artists working with and inspired by books. My work in the exhibition included Black on Black, Black Light book and prints, Line Journeys (Mourning Lines; Drift Lines; Ghost Lines) in slipcase and September: 30hours30days (right), large graphite drawing 152 x 106cm on 400gsm paper.
Black on Black
@ Arts Libris Barcelona, Spain
23–27 April 2014 @ 17th International Contemporary Art Fair Leeds, 8–9 March 2014
Acquired by: Tate Library Collection, London Chelsea College of Arts Collection, London
MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Barcelona MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Collection, New York Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Yale University, Art of the Book Collection, Connecticut
Skillman Art Library, Lafayette, Pennsylvania Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts
Selected for KALEID 2014 curated exhibition of 50 artists’ books from European-based artists by an international jury.
Black on Black interprets black as printed word and image through lists of black pigments and inks, paintings and drawings. Black is absorbing black on each page as text transforms into image, words are lost in the enigmatic images, lost in black. 24 pages; 15 x 10cm; black and white image and text; edition of 30; produced by Book Works, London